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how to make the perfect dry martini

How To Make The Perfect Martini Cocktail

“You are my Marilyn. You are my lake full of fishes. You are my sky set, my 'Hollywood in Miniature,' my pink Cadillac, my highway, my Martini, the stage for my...
quince in syrup recipe

How To Stew Quince In Syrup

Forget eating them, it’s worth just making this for the heavenly smell which will pervade the whole house. Unless that is you are using the Pineapple variety fr...
Val McDermid with Sue Black at the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival

Crime Writers’ Soft Herring Roes

What actually are herring roes? Sometimes known as 'melts', soft herring roes are the creamy, rich roes of male herring. 2014 was a bad year for them, and tinn...
omelette recipe

Failsafe Way To Make The Perfect Omelette

“Madame Poulard avait confectionné une omelette rosée, baveuse, savoureuse à souhait, et qu’elle offrait elle-même à ses hôtes : ‘Voilà Messieurs! Vous n’aurez ...